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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the march?

The March to End Fossil Fuels will take place on Sunday, September 17th.

It will start at 1pm EST and go until about 4:30pm EST. 

What is the UN Climate Action Summit?

UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for a global climate action summit in New York City and the “ticket to entry” for countries will be tangible action to keep fossil fuels in the ground - in the form of policies, and not just empty declarations.

Where will the march start? Where will it end?

The march will start on Broadway, gathering at 56th Street in Manhattan. We will march on 52nd St and end with a rally at 1st Ave and 51st St. Please check the Day-Of March page for more details. 


What are my transportation options to get to New York? Are there buses? 

Check the Travel & Logistics page for public transit options, buses, and more. We will update the website as buses and other options are confirmed. If you or your organization is interested in organizing and filing a bus, please contact 

Can I bring My own signs or art?

Absolutely! If you’re going to mount your sign or banner on a pole, please use cardboard tubes or bamboo poles. NYPD prohibits the use of wooden sticks at marches.

Will the March be Accessible to people with disabilities, elders, and Children?

Due to the historic nature of the March, we will have attendees from many vibrant and vital communities. We are working hard to make the event accessible to as many people as possible. Everyone is welcome to join at any part of the event as they are able, whether that's a part of the march, or the closing rally at 51st St and 1st Ave. 


The march route is 1.3 miles long, paved, and mostly flat, in a dense city environment with a fair amount of shade. Drinking water refill stations will be provided, and porta-potties will be set up at the start of the march and at the closing rally, including ADA units & hand washing stations. The rally will have ASL interpretation and space reserved near the stage to see the interpreter. The rally will also have a shaded seating area for those who need it. 


We know that some individuals will need certain accommodations in order to have the best experience possible. If you are in need of accommodations, such as assistance with mobility devices or access to pedicabs or wheelchair accessible vehicles, please let us know by using this form. 

What if I can’t travel to nyc?

There are lots of ways to get involved, including volunteering and donating to help bring more people to the march. 


Are there events in the US elsewhere besides NYC?

We are encouraging everyone who is able to be in New York City on  September 17 to join the March to End Fossil Fuels. Organizers will be providing support for group transportation to New York City for people within driving distance. We do not have the capacity to support actions in other locations but you are welcome to plan an event in your community to demand that President Biden reject fossil fuels. However, there are also a lot of critical volunteer roles to make this march a success that can be done from anywhere. Sign up to volunteer here and donate to help fund the march.


Why is the march during Rosh Hashanah?

We recognize this mobilization is planned for the second day of Rosh Hashanah. There were a number of factors that led us to choose this date. Given the timing of the UN Climate Summit, Yom Kippur on the following weekend, and the need to make the march accessible for families and working people of all backgrounds on a weekend, Sunday the 17th was the date that was chosen. We did not make this decision lightly, and we deeply respect Jewish communities have different relationships with protest and social action during the High Holidays. We honor and affirm that many Jewish communities and organizations will be praying at this time and we celebrate their observance.

For Jewish climate activists who as part of their religious practice, would find it meaningful to gather together for communal, pluralistic prayer and ritual before joining the March to End Fossil Fuels together as Jewish contingent, please contact Noa Gordan-Guterman at for details.

For those Jews who are unable to join us at the March due to observance of Rosh Hashanah, we invite you to join together in spirit with those marching in the streets of New York by using this additional reading from JCAN-NYC at your Tashlikh ceremony.

Why does the march conflict with the African American Day Parade?

We recognize that the annual African American Day Parade is occurring in Harlem at the same time as the March to End Fossil Fuels in Midtown Manhattan. Black environmentalists and civil rights leaders have sounded the alarm for environmental and climate justice since the beginning of this movement. Therefore, this March is an extension of historic and current Black labor and we stand in solidarity with the Parade and honor that both acknowledge our fight for civil rights, anti-racism, anti-colonialism, climate justice and environmental justice.

Who is involved in planning and leading the march?

The march is being organized by a coalition of local and national organizations of all shapes and sizes. We are united in our commitment to climate justice and our demand of President Biden to lead a transition off of fossil fuels. The coordination and operations team includes Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Popular Democracy, Climate Organizing Hub, Food & Water Watch, Fridays For Future USA & NYC, Earthworks, Greenfaith, Indigenous Environmental Network, New York Communities for Change, Oil Change International and Oil & Gas Action Network. You can see a full list of organizations that have endorsed the march here. 

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